Tuesday April 29 2014

Zinna Awards held at Theatre La Bonita

Bebe Cool was present to pick his

Bebe Cool was present to pick his awards. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi 

By Emmy Omongin

With this myriad of awards seeking to recognise the works of musicians and entertainment personalities, our industry will definitely become more competitive since the awards will compel artistes to do quality music. On Thursday night, Galaxy FM held their inaugural entertainment awards gala dubbed Zinna Awards at Theatre La Bonita.

The stage was well set up, the lighting was fine and so was the sound. Big musicians, apart from Bebe Cool were absent and didn’t receive their awards in person.
Artistes, comedians and dancers added some oomph to the event with energetic performances.

Irene Ntale had the best performance of the night. Donning a red dress with her guitar, the calm and composed Ntale took to the stage performing acoustic version of her songs, Gyobera, Lover Letter, Nkubukinze and Stay With Me. Other performers of the night included Vampino, Khalifa Aganaga, comedian MC Kapale and Kings Dance Crew.
The big winners of the evening were Radio & Weasel. They scooped four awards in the categories of Best Music Group of the Year, Best Overseas Collaboration, Best love Song and Song of the Year.

Self-proclaimed music doctor, Jose Chameleone garnered two awards. He emerged winner in the categories of Best Artiste of the Year and Badilisha concert winning the Best Concert of the year.

Song of the Year: Amaaso by Radio & Weasle Feat Pallaso.
Male Artiste: Jose Chameleone
Female Artiste: Rema
Inspirational Song of the Year: This Year by Dr Hilderman
Best Lyrics Writer: Nince Henry
Lost and Forgotten Artiste: Maddox Ssematimba
Best Love Song: Hellena by Radio & Weasel and David Lutalo
Best Rising: Artiste. Khalifah
Best Dancer: Tip Swizy
Best Stage Performer: Bebe Cool
Best Comedian: Afande Kelekele
Best Lugaflow Artiste: Gravity
Best Producer: Nash Wonder
Music Group of the Year: Radio & Weasel
Best overseas Collabo: Amaaso by Radio & Weasel ft. Pallaso
Best Concert of the Year: Badilisha Concert, Jose Chameleone
Dancehall Artiste: Zziza Bafana